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25th Mar '16 9:44:25 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* The King P Statue in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' is normally nothing more than a background element found in the upper right corner of New Pork City. However, you can choose to provoke it, in which case it will come to life and, unless you know a secret to defeating it, hand you your ass on a silver platter.

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* The King P Statue in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' is normally nothing more than a background element found in the upper right corner of New Pork City. However, you can choose to provoke it, in which case it will come to life and, unless you know a secret to defeating it, hand you your ass on a silver platter.platter.
* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' is absolutely ''lousy'' with these; the world is filled to the brim with monsters, a number of whom won't attack you unless you provoke them. The enormous Millesaurs are the earliest example. They're some of the largest and most powerful enemies in the game, but will ignore you as long as you leave them alone. The most extreme example is the game's BonusBoss; it's completely non-hostile. But if you attack it, it's the single most powerful enemy in the game.
22nd Jan '16 8:35:01 PM jormis29
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* The [[EasilyAngeredShopkeeper Shopkeepers]] in ''{{Spelunky}}'' are like this. Even worse, killing one directly would cause all the other shopkeepers for the rest of the game to be hostile as well.

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* The [[EasilyAngeredShopkeeper Shopkeepers]] in ''{{Spelunky}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' are like this. Even worse, killing one directly would cause all the other shopkeepers for the rest of the game to be hostile as well.
29th May '15 4:56:04 AM Chabal2
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleOfSeasons'', you repeatedly defeat the Moblin King until he's living in a one room village making bombs for sale, utterly disheartened at how low he's fallennd doesn't make any attempt to harm you. If you put a bomb in his stockpile, however, it's the final straw, and he and his mooks run outside and watch the house explode- with you still in it.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleOfSeasons'', you repeatedly defeat the Moblin King until he's living in a one room house in a village making bombs for sale, utterly disheartened at how low he's fallennd doesn't make any fallen, to the point where makes no attempt to harm you. If you put a bomb in his stockpile, however, it's the final straw, and he and his mooks run outside and watch the house explode- with you still in it.
29th May '15 4:54:08 AM Chabal2
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleOfSeasons'', you repeatedly defeat the Moblin King until he's living in a one room village making bombs for sale, utterly disheartened at how low he's fallennd doesn't make any attempt to harm you. If you put a bomb in his stockpile, however, it's the final straw, and he and his mooks run outside and watch the house explode- with you still in it.
19th Apr '15 7:05:11 PM nombretomado
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* In the jungle stage of ''{{Contra}} Hard Corps'', there's an apatosaurus whose back you land on after defeating one of the stage's minibosses. You have to walk up his neck and over his head to move on, but if you shoot his face, he'll unleash a stream of white-hot plasma DEATH out of his nose. In the Japanese version where you could take up to 3 hits before dying, this is the only attack in the game that kills you instantly.

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* In the jungle stage of ''{{Contra}} ''{{VideoGame/Contra}} Hard Corps'', there's an apatosaurus whose back you land on after defeating one of the stage's minibosses. You have to walk up his neck and over his head to move on, but if you shoot his face, he'll unleash a stream of white-hot plasma DEATH out of his nose. In the Japanese version where you could take up to 3 hits before dying, this is the only attack in the game that kills you instantly.
14th Feb '15 9:45:57 AM ManCalledTrue
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** A particular example of this: the sugar mill. Even a single Survivor might have trouble weaving through a ''dozen'' of the bitches. (This is an AscendedGlitch; the Director had an odd tendency to roll a lot of Witches for the area, and the designers decided it was worth hardcoding.)
18th Dec '14 3:10:29 AM REV6Pilot
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* In ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', the Witch does nothing besides moan and cue creepy music. If you attack her, get too close to her, or in some case look at her too long or shine your flashlight at her, she'll run at you and kill you in seconds. In some versions she'll rampage against the the other party members too out of sheer spite.

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* In ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', the Witch does nothing besides moan moan, sob and cue creepy music. If you attack her, her in any way (be it by bullet, melee, explosion or fire), get too close to her, or in some case look at her too long or shine your flashlight at her, her for long, and in some cases, look at her too long, she'll get startled, which means she'll run at you faster than a survivor can run when not under the effects of an epinephrine boost (although [[KillItWithFire not when she's on fire, then she's slower]]), claw the offender for either an instant incap or, on higher difficulties, a OneHitKill, and kill you in seconds. if said offender is incapped, she'll rake ''furiously'' at them. In some versions she'll rampage against the the other party members too members, too, out of sheer spite.spite, and in all cases, she'll switch targets if another survivor [[ManOnFire lights her up]]. Sneaking past is the preferrable option, although the Director is often smart enough to spawn her at a chokepoint with no way around, and bots don't have enough AI to run past her one at a time, and that often forces the player to kill her by any means possible. While she's a {{Demonic Spider|s}} when all four Survivors are together, in any game mode where the player is alone (and therefore stealth is far more manageable), she's barely an annoyance and a slowdown in pace, even less so than the Spitter.
7th Oct '14 5:02:13 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Similarly, the Long Guis and Shaolong Guis in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' and ''{{VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII-2}}'' ignore you completely unless you deliberately pick a fight with them. They don't show up nearly as early as the FFXII example, but they are very powerful for when you first encounter them. By the postgame of XIII, however, you'll be farming them if you want to achieve OneHundredPercentCompletion.

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** Similarly, the Long Guis and Shaolong Guis in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' and ''{{VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII-2}}'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' ignore you completely unless you deliberately pick a fight with them. They don't show up nearly as early as the FFXII example, but they are very powerful for when you first encounter them. By the postgame of XIII, however, you'll be farming them if you want to achieve OneHundredPercentCompletion.
1st Sep '14 12:40:52 AM Gatordragon24
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* A not-really-an-enemy example: ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'''s Peter The Puppy. Just Peter The Puppy.

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* A not-really-an-enemy example: ''VideoGame/EarthwormJim'''s Peter The Puppy. Just You have to escort him across a level full of dangerous enemies and pits. You can't hurt him, but if an enemy does, cute little Peter The Puppy. will morph into a giant monster and maul the heck out of you. Then he'll drag you to the nearest checkpoint before turning back to normal.
31st Jul '14 10:52:27 AM erforce
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* The Big Daddies basically fill this role in ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}''. They'll lumber past ignoring you all day long, but if you take a shot at them (or their Little Sister) they won't stop until one of you is dead. But if you do kill them, you can capture the Little Sister and loot their bodies for money and weapons.
* The Zombie Pigman from ''{{Minecraft}}'' will even walk right up to you ''and look at you'' without attacking. When you attack him, not only does he attack full-on with his sword, but any other Pigmen in range come in swinging, and on the normal difficulty, they can take off a quarter of your maximum health with one hit. The game actually encourages you to attack them by making them drop gold nuggets, which is more fun than mining for gold and arguably faster. Wolves behave with a similar pack instinct, except you can also tame them so that they'll gang up on monsters that attack you. Spiders are hostile at night, but turn into this in the sunlight, albeit without the group attack. However, due to how the AI works, you can kill them without fear of reprisal by maneuvering them into harmful obstacles like cacti, nudging them off cliffs, or starting a fire ''under their feet''.

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* The Big Daddies basically fill this role in ''VideoGame/{{Bioshock}}''.''VideoGame/BioShock1''. They'll lumber past ignoring you all day long, but if you take a shot at them (or their Little Sister) they won't stop until one of you is dead. But if you do kill them, you can capture the Little Sister and loot their bodies for money and weapons.
* The Zombie Pigman from ''{{Minecraft}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' will even walk right up to you ''and look at you'' without attacking. When you attack him, not only does he attack full-on with his sword, but any other Pigmen in range come in swinging, and on the normal difficulty, they can take off a quarter of your maximum health with one hit. The game actually encourages you to attack them by making them drop gold nuggets, which is more fun than mining for gold and arguably faster. Wolves behave with a similar pack instinct, except you can also tame them so that they'll gang up on monsters that attack you. Spiders are hostile at night, but turn into this in the sunlight, albeit without the group attack. However, due to how the AI works, you can kill them without fear of reprisal by maneuvering them into harmful obstacles like cacti, nudging them off cliffs, or starting a fire ''under their feet''.
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